ESR 6 : Barbara Zaparoli

PhD title :

Lightweight transmission design through multi-objective optimisations and digital twins

Barbara Zaparoli

Recruiting universityEcole Centrale de Lyon (FR)
Academic supervisorsDr. Malek Zine,
Dr. Christophe Droz,
Prof. Mohamed Ichchou
Industrial partnerCompredict (DE)
Industrial supervisorDr. Stéphane Foulard
SecondmentsVibratec (FR), University of Naples (IT)
Expected start date 01/10/2020
Duration36 months

Short Bio

Barbara Zaparoli completed her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2018 from the University of Campinas, and during her graduation she undertook a Scientific Initiation Project in the field of spur gear design, she did an internship in the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) and she was a volunteer teacher for low-income students in a program from University of Campinas. In 2019 she completed her masters in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Campinas in which she worked on a project on the influences of the lubrication conditions in the rotor dynamic behavior. In addition, she has two years of experience in industry dealing with problems from several fields and applying Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) to solve them.

Her academic and professional experiences provided to her a strong background in solid mechanics, rotor dynamics, and machine design and recently she holds interest in the application of innovative concepts as digital twins to improve mechanical design and product performance.

Project description

The ESR research will be to push conventional gear transmission design with mass reduction objectives while keeping the NVH and efficiency performance. A multi-objective and high uncertain problem will be then formulated. The high dimensionality of the design space and its uncertain character provides a challenging issue to the gear transmission design. One can expect the optimization of realistic gear transmission to be very demanding. The development and implementationof digital twins will then be an important part of the work plan of this ESR. The most relevant data analysismethod able to address the physical features of the LIVE-I problematic will be studied. The resultingtwins will be validated against numerical modeling or experimental validations when available. Then the digital twins will be used for multi-objective design, giving the class of optimal configurations and assessing their main properties.


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